October 23, 2017 9:23 am Last modified: 1:21 am

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Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced relaxed curfew hours at Wednesday's news conference.

Curfew Shortened on All Islands to 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced Wednesday that the curfew that has been effect across the territory since two hurricanes hit has been shortened and made uniform. The curfew on all the Virgin Islands will now be from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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Department of Education Commissioner Sharon Ann McCollum (Jamie Leonard photo)

Some St. Croix Schools to Resume Monday

Department of Education Commissioner Sharon Ann McCollum announced that three public schools will open on St. Croix on beginning Monday, and those three will hold double sessions.
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Individual homeowners and business owners crowd into an information session on applying for assistance from FEMA and the SBA Wednesday on St. Croix.

SBA Invites Individuals and Businesses to Apply for Low Interest Loans to Help in Recovery Process

Aid is available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and from the Small Business Administration, representatives of FEMA and SBA explained Wednesday at an information session sponsored by the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce.
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Caneel Bay. Note the missing beachfront units.

Friends of the V.I. National Park Look to the Future

The V.I. National Park is 'closed' because of hurricane damage, but Joe Kessler, president of the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park, reminded the park that by law the beaches are always open.
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North Carolina Army National Guard Sgt. Gary C. Spencer, a historian with the North Carolina National Guard Museum, interviews a soldier for historical documentation Oct. 6 at Joint Force Headquarters, St. Croix. (Mississippi National Guard photo by Spc. Jovi Prevot, 102d Public Affairs Detachment)

USVI Relief: History in the Making

Museum historians normally research, document and catalog artifacts for their historical archives. But the job includes much more for a pair of citizen soldiers from the North Carolina National Guard Museum and Learning Center of Excellence.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp announces the appointment of Clifford Graham, right, as chairman of the V.I. Hurricane and Resiliency Advisory Group during a news conference Monday. (Photo provided by Government House)

Mapp Appoints Panel to Help Guide Hurricane Recovery

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp on Monday announced the creation of an expert advisory committee to help guide reconstruction and resiliency efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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Juan F. Luis Hospital in pre-hurricane file photo. JFL was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria.

JFL Board Appoints Wanda Ruben as New CEO

The governing board of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center announced Monday that it had appointed Wanda M. Ruben to the post of chief executive officer during an emergency board meeting.
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This home lost a big portion of its roof in the storm. (Love City Strong)

FEMA Representatives on St. John Warn of Fraudulent Phone Calls, Texts

After three reported instances of potential fraud on St. John over the weekend, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding residents not to respond to phone calls or texts asking for personal information on behalf of the agency.
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An artist's conception from LIGO Caltech shows the moment two neutron stars collide, releasing gravitational waves and a massive gamma ray burst.

UVI’s Etelman Observatory Helped with Landmark Neutron Star Observations

For the first time, scientists have directly detected both gravitational waves – ripples in space and time – and also light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars, and UVI's Etelman Observatory played a role.
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Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas ties up at Charlotte Amalie, wh3re it took on about 560 passengers, part of a contingent of 1,400 evacuated Saturday from the territory. (SAP photo)

Royal Caribbean Returns to STT Nov. 10

Cruise ships return to St. Thomas Nov. 10, with a call from Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas. The cruise company will be the first to return to St. Thomas following back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes that hit the territory.
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